We are a friendly, family orientated club in the weald of Kent about 5 miles to the west of Sevenoaks. The club is run by the members for the members and offers first class sailing in an unspoilt location with easy access to the water. BBSC offers general sailing, training at all levels, regular club racing and open meetings supplemented by a growing series of social events. We welcome beginners and experienced sailors alike and a variety of classes are sailed at the club. Our clubhouse offers hot food and a bar at the weekends, often enjoyed by members using our sun terrace overlooking the stunning views. Do come and have a look round the club as new members are welcome.
Chipstead Sailing Club is situated at Chipstead lake in Chipstead near Sevenoaks, Kent. The Club offers class and handicap racing, sailing and powerboat training from beginners onwards, social events and a large and well appointed clubhouse overlooking the lake with a well stocked bar with draught beer and lager as well as a varied and extensive lunch menu at weekends.
The Club has a very active racing programme with events during the ‘Summer’ (from the beginning of April to the end of October) on Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons. In mid Summer there is a Wednesday Evening Series and races on Sunday mornings and afternoons in Winter.
The Club runs class fleet racing for 10 classes ranging from an Optimist for children to Scorpions for those who like high performance spinnaker boats. There is also a handicap fleet for boats not within one of the adopted classes with an overall length of less than 15ft and includes a wide range of boats – though because of the nature of the water, trapezes are not allowed in Club racing.
The Club also supports a large number of ‘Open Meetings’ for visitors to come and compete and the Club’s members have achieved significant success at Open National, World and Olympic competitions.
Whilst the Club sailing is predominately ‘racing’ there are a number of members with boats who don’t race and who just like to ‘potter about in boats’ or sail with their children and family. There are times when safety boat cover is provided on the lake for this purpose and members can also sail at weekends when racing is not actually taking place.
Wealden Sailability is a volunteer run organisation offering sailing opportunities and instruction to people with disabilities.
We are a registered charity and member of the RYA Sailability scheme. The charity is organised and run entirely by volunteers and we welcome everyone no matter what their disability. Our philosophy is to encourage our sailors to develop their sailing skills so that they may aim towards achieving personal goals, which may be simply to enjoy the freedom of being on the water, or to progress to taking full control and sailing solo, or even to learning to race.